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The wagons of profiteers Hav'caaren who traded with the Squirrels began appearing clandestinely on forest tracks, paths, glades and clearings. The elves called them hav'caaren, an untranslatable word, but one which was associated with rapacious greed.
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- Baptism of Fire (UK edition)

The Havekar (Elder Speech: hav'caaren), also known as hawkers, are opportunistic smugglers who sell arms and supplies to the Scoia'tael at high prices, lining their own pockets on the misfortune of others. They have been known to renege on deals and sell out their own "clients" for the right price or incentive, often taking advantage of the worsening relations between the elves and the humans to make profit.

Havekar are looked upon with contempt by both humans and elves. They tended to be primarily human, but their membership does include some assimilated elves and dwarves. They appear in Baptism of Fire, the third novel in the Blood of Elves saga.

Notable havekars[]

The Witcher[]

The hav'caaren are also known as "hawkers", so conversations about "hawkers and squirrels" abound in The Witcher. Siegfried says that their name derives from an elven word for "ravenous greed", although his grasp of the elven tongue may be sub-optimal, his observation is nonetheless quite accurate.

Associated Quests[]

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt[]

There are two types of havekar gwent card as part of Scoia'tael Deck and there is also sword with name of this profession.


Gwent cards[]

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales[]

It is difficult to say who held more contempt for the hawkers: humans, whose laws they broke by trading with Scoia'tael, or the elven warriors themselves, who viewed them as honorless race traitors. Whatever the case, the hawkers paid neither any mind. If coin was to be had, they'd bargain with anyone.